On Friday 16 December staff at our four surgeries will be putting on our warmest, wackiest and most wonderful festive woollies to raise money for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.
Silliness is set to sweep the nation as millions of people in schools, offices and homes up and down the country donate £2 to sport a festive sweater for the day. From technicolour festive knits festooned with reindeer antlers to balancing baubles, the best bit is that all this silliness has a serious purpose.
All money raised through this wacky woolly-wearing could help give a child living in a refugee camp clothes to keep them warm through winter, help buy nutritious food for their entire family, or set up a safe space to give children the chance to be children again. It’s a very silly way to solve some very serious problems!
Zoe Trevascus, HR and Training Manager for Beacon Medical Group, said: “This year, as in previous years, our staff have chosen to support Save the Children by taking part in their annual Christmas Jumper Day. In the lead up to the festive season it’s important for us to remember that not every child has the opportunity to celebrate the joy of Christmas, by donating just £2 each we can actually help to make a big difference and bring a little lightness into their lives.”
We are also encouraging patients visiting us on this day to wear their festive woolies too. Anyone wanting to support us and Save the Children can donate £2 by texting TEAMBEACONGO to 70050.
Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day is fun, easy to organise and everyone can be part of it. To find out more and sign up, visit www.christmasjumperday.org.